TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HONDUCAMP.TECH, Honduras's largest-ever technology camp for youth, will take place August 25-28 in the San José de Carmen Institute's Sports Arena in Tegucigalpa. The camp is co-run by the Honduran Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation, or IHCIETI, and the Honduran government.
"Honduras is eager to join the world's technology leaders," President Juan Orlando Hernández said. "HONDUCAMP.TECH will train Honduran youth to confront the world's most pressing challenges with modern technological resources."
At the three-day, overnight camp, 20,000 of Honduras's brightest young minds will attend workshops in robotics, computer programming, hardware design, and technology entrepreneurship led by international tech leaders.
HONDUCAMP.TECH is a direct response by the Hernández administration to the region's education skills gap. Nearly three in four Latin American youth lack the education necessary to find quality jobs. Over 20 million children in Latin America are at risk of dropping out of school each year. HONDUCAMP.TECH aims to bolster the region's labor force by introducing young people to careers in technology.
"HONDUCAMP.TECH is one of many actions this administration is taking to equip its young citizens to find gainful employment and to compete economically on an international level," Honduran Secretary of Science and Technology Ramón Espinoza said.